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We are mortified to read that mayor Tenby Powell feels he has lost the support of the community (News, August 3).
He may well have lost the support of the nasty fringe of society whowrite abusive emails to our elected councillors. But he has not lost our support, or that, we suspect, of most of the community.
For years our councils have let important issues languish.
Powell has helped to quickly and efficiently resolve some of them. We applaud the sorting out of the land transfer at the Elms, the pathway around Mauao, and the collaboration with the regional council and the Western Bay of Plenty Council.
We look forward to real action over rubbish and recycling, an issue which successive councils have put in the too-hard basket.
Ann and Basil Graeme Tauranga
Yes, people still use cheques
The banks do not do us any favours.
We lend them our money to allow them to make vast sums of money in loans and investments.